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Middle ILoI dated 2014-01-09

Greetings unto you, Kriemhilt Dragon, Konrad Rouge Scarpe and the commenting members of the College of Heralds.

Herein you will find the collected submissions received in the months of November and December, 2013. All commentary will be due by February 9, 2014.

1: Azriel le Fey -New Name

Sound (Az-re-el le Fay) most important.

<Azriel> ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 1964: "an Old Testament name, appearing in 1 Chronicles 5:24 and 27:19. It was in occasional use in European Jewish communities: We found 13th century examples in England; and 13th and 16th century examples in Italy" [1, 2]. [1] [2] Davis, Myer David, Hebrew deeds of English Jews before 1290. (

<le Fey> Reaney & Wilson p165 s.n. Fay (Margaret le Fey 1332)

2: Cara Cipriani -New Name & New Device

Argent, a foxglove gules slipped and leaved between two flaunches vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Kara) most important.

<Cara> "Feminine Italian forename. Found two times, 1427". Mittleman, Josh. Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427. (

<Cipriani> "Cipriano, found 1 time, 1486". Uckelman, Sara L. Italian Masculine Given Names from 15th- and 16th-century Viterbo. (

3: Damiana Evstakiyivna Sodnyitsa -New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and Or, a demi-horse argent maned sable issuant from the fess line and 6 poppies 3-2-1 gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Ukranian) most important.
Meaning (Damiana granddaughter of Evstaki the Rider.) most important.

<Damiana> "Damiana is a feminization of Damian, Dam'ian Nianka 1137" Goldschmidt, Paul. Dictionary of Period Russian Names.

<Evstakiyivna> "Best approximation of Evstokhiivna. Evstokhi was a martyr who dies in the 4th C. Ukranian female patronymics end in 'ivna or -yivna". Goldschmidt, Paul. Dictionary of Period Russian Names.

<Sodnyitsa> "Ukranian byname for horse rider or horseman. The closest sounding approximation we could find is Sotnitsa: Sonitskii. 1504". (

4: Geatwald, Canton of -Resub Name

No major changes.
Meaning (gate of the forest) most important.

<Geat-> "A gate, a door" Bosworth-Toller Anglo Saxon Dictionary. (

<-wald> "High land covered with wood" Bosworth-Toller Anglo Saxon Dictionary. (

There was a populace petition of support included with this submission.

This is the resub for Rus Silvae, Canton of ( returned on the July 2013 LoAR:

"Rus Silvae, Canton of. Branch name:

Rus Silvae is intended to mean "forest land," but it does not have that meaning. Rus is a word meaning "fields" or "the country" (as opposed to the city, but also as opposed to the forest). No evidence was presented that Rus could be combined with Silva to create a period place name, or indeed that Rus was used in place names at all.

In discussion, Magna Silva, "great forest" was suggested as an alternative. Green Staff provided evidence that this is was used as a place name in English medieval chronicles. The submitters may choose to use such a name in a resubmission."

5: Hákon Hrafnsson -New Name Change & New Device

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in May of 2014, via the Middle.

Chevronny of eight argent and vert, a raven close sable.

Old Item: Bruno Lachner, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 13th C Norse.
Sound (Not Specified) most important.

<Hákon> "Page 11". Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandia I. Olney, MDL Markland Medieval Militia, 1977.

<Hrafnsson> "standard construction for the name Hrafn during this time period. Hrafn found 17 times in the Landnambok" Uckelman, Sara L. Viking Names found in Landnámabók ( and A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names(

6: Karl Sturmer -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (14th to 16th C German) most important.

<Karl> "Karl occurred twice in Ehalteen, 1495". German Names from 1495. Uckelman, Sara L. (

<Sturmer> "occurred once in a city surrounding Nürnberg". Uckelman, Sara L. German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Surnames N - Z (

Yours in Earnest Service,

Estelle Escutcheon

OSCAR counts 5 Names, 1 Name Change and 3 Devices. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.

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